Sigma Delta Pi Chapter and Adviser Earn Awards

Truman’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2009-10 during the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society’s Triennial Convention in Guadalajara, Mexico, in July.

The chapter also received the prestigious Octavio Paz Award granted to only six chapters nationwide for maintaining “Honor Chapter” status for the complete triennium of 2007-10.

This was Truman’s third consecutive Octavio Paz Award.

In addition, Lucy Lee, Truman professor of Spanish, was awarded the prestigious Minaya Álvar Fáñez Award, granted yearly to the country’s most outstanding chapter adviser.

Each May, all 575 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10 “Honor Chapters” annually. This recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the Society.

Lee was instrumental in earning this national honor that was awarded to only 12 chapters in 2010. Her impressive involvement with Truman’s chapter distinguished her among the hundreds of other chapter advisers considered for the 2010 Minaya Álvar Fáñez Award.
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